Astro Orbiter

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Type
Spinner
Level
B - Minor Attraction
Height Requirement
None
Fastpass
None
Status
Opened
Disney Warning
Supervise children at all times.

ABOUT

On Astro Orbiter, guests board a rocket ship and soar above Tomorrowland. The classic spinner attraction is perched atop Rockettower Plaza offering 360 degree views of Tomorrowland.

STORY

The planets above Rockettower Plaza can be seen from multiple areas throughout the park. At one point, the planets rotated, but have been stationary for several years. The rockets offer an alternative to Space Mountain for younger guests wishing to ride in a rocket.

The 12 rockets rotate around the planets offering 360 degrees of Tomorrowland.

DISNEY DESCRIPTION

Circle high above Tomorrowland aboard a futuristic spaceship.

APPEALS TO

Children

TIMES GUIDE - OPENING/CLOSING

This attraction opens with the park.

QUEUE NOTES

The queue also includes an elevator which younger guests may find thrilling.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTIONS

The vehicles are 2 seater rockets aligned in a single file.

HISTORICAL NOTES

The attraction was originally known as Star Jets. The original attraction opened in 1974. The attraction closed in January, 1994 and re-opened as the Astro Orbiter on April 30, 1994.

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VIDEOS

The below video is used with permission from the YouTube channel Virtual Disney World. These videos allow users to manipulate the camera a full 360 degrees using their cursor or directional arrows on their computer. Users on a smartphone or tablet can also manipulate the camera by moving their device in the direction they wish to look.

PHOTO GALLERIES